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Boston Bar to Host Program on JP Drug Lab Crisis

Monday, November 26, 2012

As the Jamaica Plain Drug Lab Crisis makes headlines across the nation, the Boston Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section will host a discussion on the implications for the legal community on Tuesday November 27 at 4 pm.

The distinguished panelists include:

  • Major James M. Connolly, (Deputy Division Commander for Forensic Services, State Police Crime Lab)
  • Anne Goldbach, (Forensic Services Director, Committee for Public Council Services)
  • David Meier, (Todd and Weld, Appointed by Gov. Patrick to oversee central office investigating drug lab crisis)
  • Christina Miller (Chief, District Courts and Community Prosecutions, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Paul Treseler (Chief, Narcotics Case Integrity Unit, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office)
  • Nancy Wong Brooks (Forensic Chemistry Section Manager, State Police Drug Laboratory)

The impact of this crisis on all branches of government at state and federal level is immense. Speakers will discuss how we got to where we are, what the major players are doing to address the issues, and cases currently being litigated. Panelists will also consider options for future handling of forensic testing and systems in Massachusetts and processing of criminal cases involving forensic evidence.

This program will be held on Tuesday, November 27th from 4-6pm at the Boston Bar Association, 16 Beacon Street in Boston. RSVP is required, click here.

Health Law Committees

  • Health Law Communications Committee
    This committee publishes information relevant to health law practitioners. If you are interested in an editorial position or publishing an article, please contact the Co-Chairs.

    Contact Information

    Jerome B. Tichner

    McDermott Will & Emery

    (617) 535-4000

    Phillip Rakhunov

    Sullivan & Worcester LLP

    (617) 338-2990

    David N Sontag

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 667-1875

  • Health Law Education Committee
    Help develop relevant and innovative educational sessions led by a diverse group of talented speakers who cover health law issues. This committee promotes and oversees the educational programs for the Health Law Section, including the monthly Brown Bag Lunch speaker series and several in-depth seminar programs.

    Contact Information

    Susan Elizabeth Brown

    Minuteman Health, Inc.

    (857) 265-3322

    Ingrid Schupbach Martin

    Collora LLP

    (617) 371-1022

    Joel K. Goloskie

    CharterCARE Health Partners

    (617) 771-1154

  • Health Law Membership Committee
    This committee aims to increase participation in the Section through outreach activities.

    Contact Information

    Christine G. Savage

    Choate Hall & Stewart LLP

    (617) 248-4084

    Kimberly Haddad

    Executive Office of Administration and Finance

    (617) 216-1917

    Daria Niewenhous

    Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

    (617) 348-4865

  • Health Law Public Policy Committee
    The BBA is very active in legislative and regulatory changes. Health law attorneys are often asked to lend their expertise.

    Contact Information

    Karbert S. Ng

    Health Policy Commission

    (617) 979-1400

    Stephanie Richardson

    Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Inc.

    (617) 509-2108

  • Health Law Social Action Committee
    Take public service to a new level. Focusing on unique ways to engage members in the community, this committee is the proud publisher of the Children's Mental Health Guide and oversees other initiatives.

    Contact Information

    Catherine Annas

    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    (617) 784-0147

    Michael David Beauvais

    Ropes & Gray LLP

    (617) 951-7601

  • Steering Committee
    The leadership committee of the Section organizes programs and discusses policy. To inquire about opportunities, please contact the Section Co-Chairs.